The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Exchange Server 2003 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 150 145
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5  
Contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.99% 1.17% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Median daily rate £250 £261 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.30% -19.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £369 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £325
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -29.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% -16.12%  

Exchange Server 2003 is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 403 682 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 17.63% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 377 289
Median daily rate £363 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.54 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.01% +33.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Exchange Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Exchange Server 2003 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the North West

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the North West

Exchange Server 2003
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exchange Server 2003 in the North West

Exchange Server 2003
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +4 3 £225 +18.42%
Cheshire +27 1 £280 -
Exchange Server 2003
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Exchange Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Exchange Server 2003.

1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) SMTP
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) Sophos
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (33.33%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (33.33%) Email Migration
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Trend Micro
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (33.33%) IronPort
5 2 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (16.67%) SCOM
6 1 (16.67%) Time Management
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server

Exchange Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Junior
1 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Migration Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Email Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IronPort
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Sophos
1 2 (33.33%) Trend Micro
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix